Foresteria Il Giardino di Fontarronco

Alberoro di Monte San Savino, Arezzo

Wonky floors add character; fruit trees stretch as far as the eye can see. A super set up in rural Tuscany for groups, couples and families


12 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Make friends around the pool; sit in the shade of your private pergola. Wherever you stay – in the 18th-century farmhouse or the building alongside – the grounds are gorgeous and the interiors first class. What’s more, Marian welcomes you with smiles and a big hamper of fruits from the farm.

Beyond the peach orchards you can see the hills: Arezzo at one end, Cortona the other. Set off on the bikes for pastries in Pieve al Toppo (‘Panificio Fratelli Pierozzi’ is unmissable) or stroll across the lawns to take breakfast on the loggia. For groups, twice-weekly dinners are an option, and local wines are for sale.

Walk from the door along the Sentiero della Bonifica; it stretches 60km. Shop and eat in the lovely hilltop town of Civitella, and marvel at the views from the great fortress of Montalcino; children love it.

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We think you'll love

  • The apartments’ authentic but elegant decor
  • The subtle, understated restoration of the exteriors
  • Being in the green heart of Tuscany, 15km from Arrezo
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You should know

  • The grounds, pool and barbecue are shared
  • There are many stairs in some of the apartments
  • No pets allowed


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season.
November to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Breakfast €12. Dinner €35. Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €400
Rooms in B&B option, €120 per night.
6 Apartments for 2
From €801 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 6
From €1713 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 8
From €2008 beds4 bedrooms
2 Apartments for 3
From €952 beds2 bedrooms
2 Apartments for 4
From €1252 beds2 bedrooms



Coming to the Foresteria was like stepping into history. I had just finished a book about the reclaiming of the valley of the Valdichiana by Duke Leopold, so it was the perfect way to make the book come alive. I couldn't have stumbled upon a more enthusiastic and energetic owner as Mariana. I can see why guests keep returning to the Foresteria!

Heidi, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

This agriturismo lies in the Valdichiana flatlands, known for its orchards, Chianina cattle and Leopoldine farmhouses. Located 4km outside Pieve al Toppo, you are minutes away from Civitella (11km) and Arezzo (15km). The latter is known for its monthly antique fair, the oldest in Italy, and its Piero della Francesca frescoes. You are also well-placed for exploring the lovely medieval towns of Lucignano (18km), Cortona (30 km), Montepulciano (38km), Pienza (44km), Siena (58km) and Montalcino (61km).

Local points of interest from Marian .

  • The "Fiera Antiquaria" ( Antique fair) takes place every month in the wonderful scenery of Piazza Grande and in the small streets nearby. About 200 exhibitors coming from all over Italy meet there every first Sunday of each month and the previous Saturda
  • "Giostra del Saracino". The Sarecen's Joust ( " giostra ad burattum) is a centuries-old knight's game, part of military drill, dating back to the Middle Ages and referring to Western Christendom's struggle to contain the Muslim advance.
  • Concorso Polifonico Internazionale " Guido d'Arezzo"From 1953, this international Concorso Polifonico takes place from wednesday before the last Sunday of August to whole last sunday of August.
  • Cortona. Sagra della Bistecca.Famous gastronomic event which celebrates the meat of the famous Valdichiana. It takes place outdoors, in the comfortable gardens of the Parterre. it takes place, August 14th -15th
  • Just 10/15 minutes driving from Foresteria, you will find some small villages as Civitella or Lucignano, where to spend a short walk and enjoy a meal or just a coffee in a small bongos lot of history, and fantastic views from Valdichiana valley.
  • Enjoy the relax and peace of our Foresteria . enjoy biking through Il Sentiero della Bonifica, a 62 kms land road for bikes or walking , just inside our fruit orchards.


Marian .

Three generations have owned and managed this huge fruit-producing farm. Although Francesco and his Spanish-born wife Marian live with their young family near Arezzo, Marian spends her days here and her personalized attention is unparalleled. Book up for Francesco to take you on a breathtaking flight above the Tuscan hills!